KAIROS is the solo project and musical endeavor of Lena Simon ( La Luz , Pollens, Katie Kate ). Uprooted from Los Angeles, Simon came to Seattle in 2008 to pursue a degree in classical clarinet from Cornish College of the Arts. After a semester, she re-auditioned for the composition department using three songs that almost no one had heard. She began playing in various bands on bass, drums, guitar, clarinet, and voice. Over the years her solo repertoire has grown into what is now Kairos. The music is dreamy yet driving, with themes of patience and departure.